A HEAB Christmas

by HEAB on December 25, 2010

This year, we had both families in town for Christmas. My parents live in Nashville as does my younger brother, and my older brother and his wife drove down from Indiana. Chris’s parents flew in from Arizona, and we were all together for Summer’s first Christmas.

Christmas Eve dinner was carbolicious. My mom and Alice did all the cooking, and I filled my plate with turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and rutabagas. Mmm, I love holiday food.


I skipped the apple pie + ice-cream and fixed myself a bowl of oat bran with nut butter before going to bed. This morning, we woke up and opened gifts. I received several gift certificates, and I cannot wait to go shopping for new clothes! Then we heated up leftovers and enjoyed them with some honeybaked ham. Now it’s time to clean up and put away gifts. Summer received the most gifts out of anyone…and slept through it all. 🙂


Isn’t she so cute?!?


Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for an amazing 2011 from the HEAB family!


Kath December 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

I did the same and skipped the traditional Chrismtas indulgences in favor of food fuel that’s good for me. I don’t miss the sweets any more because I feel so much better when I just stick to what works for me. Your plate looks very appealing, lots of food I love – turkey, rutabaga, green asparagus … Drool.

The Healthy Apple December 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Beautiful pictures, Heather. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas.
Happy Holidays!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

PRECIOUS! I see Summer shares fashion sense with my youngest niece (Annie, 5 months). Her Christmas outfit had Rudolph toes as well…which FASCINATED her. I had the pleasure of putting together my first Exersaucer this Christmas. 🙂

Sami December 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

OF COURSE Summer is a cutie! Look at her parents! What do you expect?! 🙂


janetha @ meals and moves December 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

AH! cutest lil fam ever! merry (late) christmas, heabs. xoxo

Amalfi Girl December 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

I love that green bean cassarole! You two and Summer are so cute in that picture together!

Melanie December 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Summer looks like you in the carseat picture! Is she going to be a mini-me? 😉

HEAB December 27, 2010 at 11:07 am

According to my mom she is. She told me Summer looks exactly like I did as a baby. 🙂

Cara Craves... December 27, 2010 at 6:57 am

Beautiful Family!

Jess@atasteofconfidence December 27, 2010 at 12:27 am

how nice you were all able to celebrate together:)

Brittany December 27, 2010 at 12:09 am

Merry Christmas HEAB!! Summer is quite adorable and you are looking radiant. CD looks nice too. 🙂

Mimi (Gingersnaps) December 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Merry Christmas! So great you had a great get-together!

Melissa @ TryingToHeal December 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

You three look amazing!!! I can’t believe how big she’s getting already!!! Your little candy cane!

kathleen December 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

she has so much hair already! how cute.

Natalie December 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Merry christmas!

Erin December 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

What a blessed year 🙂 Happy Christmas

Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Awe, such an adorable lil baby!
I am a Hoosier like your brother too!

Happy Holidays~!~!

HEAB December 27, 2010 at 12:01 am

My brother lives in Indianapolis, and I love visiting him there. Such a cool city!

Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

Yep, it’s a cool city Heather! Have a great week 🙂

Annie@stronghealthyfit December 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

You look like such a happy family! Merry Christmas 🙂

Thetreadmilldiaries December 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

It would be hard not to buy lots of gifts for a cutie pie like Summer. I’m the same way with my niece. Glad you & the family had a great Xmas. Hope New Year’s is just as good.

Namaste Gurl December 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Ah, glad you had a good Christmas, HEAB 🙂 How fun that Summer got to partake on her first holiday– she must’ve LOVED all the attention!
And oat bran with nut butter is definitely my choosing for dessert rather than pie 🙂

Alexandra December 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

That’s so neat that your whole family got to see Summer’s first Christmas. Summer is adorable and you and CD look so happy! I’m so glad you had a wonderful Christmas and your holiday feast looks great. Merry Christmas!

Susan December 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family Heather!

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 26, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Awwww, dear!
Summer’s the cutest and sweetest baby EVER!
(Right after Baby Mig, of course. Gotta represent, haha)
I’m glad you three had a great Christmas day.
Hope you’re having an amazing December 26th, too 🙂

Katie December 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Merry Christmas, guys!!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 26, 2010 at 9:36 am

The first Christmas with baby is sooo special! Summer is adorable, and the whole HEAB family is gorgeous!

Have a wonderful 2011!

HEAB December 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

Thanks Andrea. You too. 🙂

Katy (The Singing Runner) December 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

Summer is too cute!!!! Looks like a wonderful Christmas! 🙂

Little Bookworm December 26, 2010 at 4:52 am

Merry Christmas Heather!

carlee December 26, 2010 at 4:00 am

Your baby is too cute!:)
That dinner looks so good- all mushed together! YUM!

I actually ended up skipping dessert too and headed for the veggies and fruit! I was feeling healthy and I ended up not making a GF dessert for me. I just was not feelin the sweets to much. Talk about weird!!!

carlee December 26, 2010 at 4:01 am

Oh…and of course..MERRY CHRISTMAS HEATHER to you and your beautiful family!

HEAB December 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

Same to you Carlee. 🙂

Josie December 25, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Merry Christmas, HEAB! green bean casserole is my favorite casserole!

HEAB December 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

Mine too. I look forward to it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. 🙂

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) December 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Merr Christmas, HEAB family!! Summe looks too cute in that Christmas sleeper! 🙂

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Oh, Heather, she is beyond adorable!! 🙂

Merry Christmas to you, CD, and Summer!! 😀

charlotte December 25, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Summer just gets cuter every time I see her! Love her elf pjs!! Merry Christmas dear friend! It’s been so fun to watch you grow (literally, for 9 months, I guess but I meant metaphorically) so much this year! You are always an inspiration to me and – this is probably weird to say to someone I only know thru the Internet but by golly I’m going to say it anyhow – I love you!!!

HEAB December 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

Love you too!

Hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas. Hug that little Jelly Bean for me. 🙂

HEAB December 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

*Charlotte, not Charlottle…although that kind of has a nice ring to it. 😉

Christin@purplebirdblog December 25, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Merry Christmas, sweet Heather and family! Love her reindeer booties!

Lena December 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Blessed Christmas to you, Heather, CD and Summer. HAve a wonderful year ahead! 🙂

Cynthia (It All Changes) December 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Merry Christmas Heather, Chris and Summer!

Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Glad you had a Merry Christmas Heather! 🙂
Gosh, Summer has a full head of hair! So pretty!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Merry Christmas Heather!

Gina G December 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family Heather! 😀

Ann Claire December 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Summer is such a cutie pie! Merry Christmas HEAB!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Awwwe Summer’s very 1st Christmas! 🙂

Evan Thomas December 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Merry Christmas, Heather, CD, and Summer!

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Evan. Same to you. 🙂

Ana December 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You all look cute and so happy Heather!!
So glad your family joined you for Summer’s first Christmas, that is lovely!
Merry Christmas to you all!

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm

You too Ana. Hope you had a wonderful holiday! 🙂

Krystina (Basil & Wine) December 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Merry Christmas to the HEAB family. 🙂

Baking 'n' Books December 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

You look beautiful HEAB! As does your family.

And – is that Reindeer bootie slippers Summer is wearing??! Too cute!

grocery goddess jen December 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Love the striped outfit!!!

Courtney (greeneyedrunner) December 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Merry Christmas Heather! CD looks so ecstatic whenever he’s around her-there’s a light in his eyes. She looks perfect as usual 🙂

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I know, Summer is definitely going to be daddy’s little girl. 🙂

em December 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

merry christmas, heather, cd, and little summer! 🙂

Carbzilla December 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Merry Christmas to you all! How fun to have the whole family there!

We’re having our first “home-cooked” ham tonight. I figure I can’t screw that up too bad.

Can’t wait to see what 2011 brings to the HEAB family!

Anna December 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Merry Christmas, Heather! Heard ya’ll got a white Christmas down in Nashville 🙂 Summer is beautiful!

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Yes, less than an inch, but it counts! 🙂

Katie December 25, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Merry Christmas to the HEAB Family! Yay for Summers first christmas! SHe is a doll!!! Have a wonderful night! xoxo

Brittney December 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

She IS so cute!! Merry Christmas 🙂

lindsay December 25, 2010 at 7:41 pm

merry christmas to your beautful family!

Hanna M. December 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful little family!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Merry Christmas!! She looks great!

VeggieGirl December 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Merry Christmas, dear HEAB!! Oh and you & CD crack me up with your comments in my album 😉

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm

VG – we thought you’d like that. Merry Christmas! 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I love that everyone convened in Nashville to see Summer! Saved you from having to drive anywhere, go anywhere, or deal with holiday travel with an infant. Mazel tov to that 🙂

And yes, she is super adorable! Glad she scored the most loot of out everyone 🙂

And Miss Heather, I notice you are looking beautiful, radiant, trim, healthy…and you have lip gloss on! I love that you are rockin’ the gloss. As a new mom, it’s the little things like shaving your legs, a shower alone, and lip gloss. Well, for me it was 🙂

Merry Xmas to you all!!!

HEAB December 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Those days I shave my legs…heavenly, but few and far between lately. Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday! 🙂

Matt December 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Merry Christmas Heather!

ELF... December 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm

i need Summers little sleeper about now.. Fun day for you.. mmm turkey.. MC HEAB!

Healthy Chocoholic December 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Summer is so cute!!!!! Looks like ya’ll had a great day!
Merry Christmas!!!!

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